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Russia Veto Stops Security Council’s Move To Prolong Mandate Of Investigative Mission

Unic Press UK: The United Nations Security Council failed to reach a consensus on prolonging the mandate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism to the Security Council.

A resolution would have caused an investigation of the chemical attacks in Syria for another 30 days’, but Russia vetoed when the matter was discussed on Friday.

A negative vote – or veto – from one of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council [China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States] means that a resolution cannot be adopted.

“For the third time in two days, the United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to adopt a resolution on the mandate of an international panel investigating the using of chemical weapons in Syria due to a negative vote by permanent member, Russia”, the UN News Centre said.

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